WWE Studios and Blumhouse Productions have bought world rights to Sleight, which premiered in the Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT section. The dramatic thriller is directed by JD Dillard and blends science fiction and street magic in a tale set in Los Angeles. Dillard wrote Sleight with Alex Theurer, and it stars Jacob Latimore, Dulé Hill and Seychelle Gabriel. Eric B.Fleischman produced with Sean Tabibian and Alex Theurer. Blumhouse’s BH Tilt, run by John Hegeman, will oversee the release and marketing and WWE Studios prexy Michael Luisi plans to use the brand’s might to create awareness on Monday Night Raw, Smackdown and its various social media outlets to try to give it a bit of a zeitgeist vibe. CAA sold it.
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